Lorraine wiped the tears from her eyes as she
slumped down onto a park bench. How could Trevor
have done this to
her? She thought back on all the wonderful times they'd shared
together: romantic dinners, New Year's Eve, dancing at the Riverview
"Lorraine?" came the voice from behind
her as she wiped another tear away. "Lorraine, honey, what's
wrong?" She looked up to see Patterson standing beside her and she
flew into his arms. "Are you okay?"
"O-oh, Patterson." She held onto
him tightly as she began to sob again.
"Honey, tell me what's wrong."
She swallowed hard and shook her head. She couldn't tell him. She
felt embarrassed and foolish. "Okay, if you don't want to tell
me, that's alright. Whatever it is, everything's gonna be okay.
Everything's gonna be fine."
She looked up at him and saw his warm, comforting
face. Lorraine realized that letting him go all those months ago had been
a horrible mistake. Patterson would never have hurt her like Trevor had.
Patterson had loved her and had been totally devoted to her. He would
never have betrayed her. She looked him deep in the eyes. "Oh,
Patterson," she muttered softly and hesitated slightly before placing a tentative
kiss on his lips. Patterson wasn't prepared for such an action by Lorraine
and began to pull away. His reluctance spurred Lorraine on further and she
kissed him deeper.
Stephanie's words began to echo in Patterson's
ears as the affects of Lorraine's kiss began to take hold. He'd loved her
so much, but he knew he hadn't been able to give her everything she'd wanted or
needed. Were things now different? What had changed? Patterson
began to realize that, no matter what had happened between them in the past, in
this moment Lorraine needed and wanted him more than anything else. Soon,
he gave in and returned her kisses with equal passion. Neither one knew
what the future would bring, but on this night and in this moment, they were all
each other needed.